Ramzi Abed was born in 1973 in the Hijaz region of Arabia, the very same year that Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" was released on vinyl. He grew up in Dallas, and went to high school at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas. Ramzi then went on to earn two BA degrees at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He simultaneously identifies as an Afro-Asiatic Arab, Jew, Muslim and historical biological Semite. He currently splits his time between geographic locales on the planet whenever possible, and breathes air for the time being just like anyone else on the planet.
His film, The Devil's Muse (starring Kristen Kerr, Gidget Gein, Cinque Lee), streamed on Netflix for nearly two years and was distributed by Cinetic Rights Management, Gunpowder and Sky, and Halo 8 Entertainment respectively in digital and home video formats. The film streamed on Netflix for over a year, and was also available on multiple digital movie platforms. Meanwhile, his experimental reality-based thriller, Telephone World (starring Elissa Dowling), was released on home video by Cinema Epoch and is currently streaming on Tubi.
Ramzi recently directed the music video for "A Free Society", the title song from the debut album by Night Crickets, a jazzy post-punk supergroup comprised of David J Haskins (of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) and Victor De Lorenzo (of Violent Femmes) and renowned musician, Darwin Meiners. Abed's film work has been distributed and also screened at numerous film festivals over the years. His short film, The Tunnel, was edited by renowned filmmaker, David Lowery (A Ghost Story, The Green Knight), and starred co-writer Casey Wickson, Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger), and Mark Borchardt (American Movie, Coven). The Super 16mm film went on to screen at many festivals all over the world.
Ramzi currently works as the main Rental Manager at Evidence Cameras, a motion picture camera rental house in Los Angeles. He took a nearly ten year hiatus from making and finishing new films, and is now very hard at work making new movies and completing past projects as he splits some of his time between Pasadena, California and Falls Church, Virgina. Abed also avidly draws, paints, takes photos, reads, writes and makes music in his spare time whenever possible.
Abed's latest feature films are First Person Savior and Let Love In. First Person Savior stars John Karyus (Foxfur, V/H/S/2), James Duval (Nowhere, Donnie Darko), Dawn Wirth, and is about and inspired by gun violence and video games in present-day America. Let Love In stars Victoria de Mare (Dust Up, Stripped) and Ramzi Abed, and is about the search for love and personal peace against the backdrop of the world of adult films. Both films are now finished, and ready for exhibition soon.